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41% off Withings Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale - Deal Alert

The Withings scale uses patented Position Control technology to deliver the most accurate readings of your body composition (weight, body fat, muscle, bone and water). It automatically synchronizes with your smartphone via Wi-Fi to...

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IBM Watson, FDA to explore blockchain for secure patient data exchange

IBM's Watson Health division and the FDA are teaming up to explore using blockchain technology for secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data, which could lead to enormous advances in research.

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10 health IT conferences you shouldn’t miss

If you work in the healthcare industry, these are the 10 health IT conferences you won’t want to miss in 2017.

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How a video-gaming programmer created a popular VR surgical simulator

Last month, start-up Level Ex launched a surgical simulator that was developed by a video gaming programmer who found notoriety by literally throwing together his first app.

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Best Deals of the Week, November 7th - November 11th - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of November 7th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted.

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IBM’s Watson to use genomic data to defeat drug-resistant cancers

IBM’s Watson will study genomic data related to thousands of drug-resistant tumors to help develop new treatments that the diseases can’t circumvent through mutations.

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New smartphone attachment can detect cancer

Researchers at Washington State University have developed a spectrometer that fits on a smartphone and can detect cancer with 99% accuracy.

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Why Blockchain’s growing pains will be worth it

Experts say blockchain has a bright future, much like the optimistic predictions the industry had for the cloud 10 years ago.

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Harvard's 3D-printed heart on a chip could lead to personalized medicine breakthroughs

Harvard has successfully 3D-printed the organ-on-a-chip with integrated sensors that may someday be used to match the properties of a specific disease or even an individual patient’s cells.

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New 3D printable ink can make synthetic bones for people

Researchers have created a new 3D printable ink able to create highly porous and elastic bone material for implantation.

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Doctors: E-health records raise costs, don’t help patient outcomes

Most physicians believe mandated electronic health records not only increase operating costs but draw their attention away from patients and have little effect on patient outcomes.

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Aetna to give away 50K Apple Watches to its employees, subsidize others for customers

Health insurer Aetna said it plans to give employees 50,000 free Apple Watches and subsidize the cost of the mobile device for a select number of its largest customers in an effort to bolster its analytics-based mobile wellness and...

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IT workers brace for outsourcing, layoffs at health insurer

Major health insurer Health Care Service Corporation is planning to outsource part of its information technology operation in what employees fear could lead to a major layoff in the IT department.

Many hospitals transmit your health records unencrypted

A new survey by a health organization shows that only about 68% of acute providers and 48% of non-acute providers encrypt patient data -- and up to 22% of hospitals don't have firewalls.

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How your contact lenses could talk to your phone

A new technology called interscatter communication would allow small devices, such as contact lenses, implantable sensors and credit cards, to communicate with everyday devices, like smartphones and smart watches.

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Dust-size sensors could heal you from the inside

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have built dust-sized, wireless sensors that could be implanted in the human body, monitoring everything from muscles to nerves and organs.

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32% off Kinsa Smart Thermometer - Deal Alert

The pediatrician-recommended Kinsa Smart Thermometer makes it easier to get an accurate temperature reading, automatically remembers your health history, and offers real-time guidance when symptoms are cause for concern.

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Illinois hospital chain to pay record $5.5M for exposing data about millions of patients

Advocate Health Care Network, which operates 12 hospitals and hundreds of satellite locations, was fined a record amount by the federal government under HIPAA privacy rules for lax security.

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Hackers are coming for your healthcare records -- here’s why

Because patient information can be so lucrative, healthcare organizations and insurance companies are being targeted by hackers and should expect to eventually suffer a security breach.

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Update: Hacker puts 9.3M U.S. patient records up for sale

A hacker has stolen databases from three U.S. healthcare organizations and has advertised more than 9.3 million patient records as up for sale.

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